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r home with happy. good morning, america. this morning, hurricane havoc. arthur, the first hurricane of the season, takes a wild ride up the east coast. making the fourth a water-logged mess. with extensive damage, flooding, and power outages. >> water is unbelievable here. while on the other side of the country, gusty winds create massive fire storms. will firefighters get a break in the weather to give them the upper hand? up, up, and away. an inflatable slide goes airborne. >> i'm guessing a couple hundred feet at least. >> in the holiday celebration turned horror show when a bouncy fun house blew away. what went wrong. celebrity twitter attack. stars find their accounts hacked. the major damage control they have to do over faked tweets sent in their names.
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and what you should do to make sure it doesn't happen to you. ♪ how you like me now and hot dog's top dog. joey chestnut defended his crown on friday. >> the once and future champion on the world. >> and serves up a big side of romance in front of a cheering crowd. >> will you marry me? >> yes! >> will they serve franks at the wedding? oh, one of our abc anchors calls it, the most least romantic proposal ever. >> what are you talking about? hot dogs are the only way to propose. >> i didn't see much romance there. but they seem happy. we're happy for them. we're happy to be with you. we hope you had a nice fourth. dan has the holiday weekend off. great to have ryan smith in for him.
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good morning. >> good to be here. >> unfortunately, not much of a celebration for many on the east coast. >> good morning, look at this. arthur's destructive path. making landfall on the barrier islands of north carolina on thursday, with peak winds up to 100 miles an hour. it's become a tropical storm overnight off nantucket and cape cod. it's now heading to nova scotia. >> it's the first hurricane to make landfall since isaac in 2012. and the first hurricane of category 2 or greater since ike struck texas in september of 2008. arthur made landfall earlier on the calendar than any other hurricane in north carolina's history. let's get to beaufort, north carolina. matt gutman is there. matt? >> that's right. arthur made landfall right about here. so powerful, the winds knocked you off your feet. they were so fierce, they snapped anchor cables like this.
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creating a domino effect. you see four of them lined up behind me. the story was all about wind. in the northeast, all about water. overnight, hurricane arthur downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves off the east coast. waves battering new york, new jersey, and connecticut. flash flooding in massachusetts and rhode island. >> it's deep. look at this. it's past the curb. the water is unbelievable here. >> reporter: in new bedford, massachusetts, people are salvaging their belongings after water flooded their basement. >> it was up to here. >> reporter: at one point, arthur was packing up to 60-mile-an-hour winds, packing rains, and forms this water spout. fireworks canceled or postponed for most of the east. in new york, the macy's spectacular barges moved south. but the show went on. and power is still out for thousands in parts of north carolina, where arthur crashed in early friday. the wind blasting in at 100 miles per hour. clearly, the wind is pretty bad. i'm going to get out of this.
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and this morning, the cleanup. after seven hours of gusts left some communities stranded underwater, burying homes in sand and nearly wiping out highway 12. with no reports of injuries or catastrophic damage, the governor of north carolina was pleased. >> this has actually been a very good day. >> reporter: but east coasters still made the most of their july 4th. surfers catching the massive waves off the jersey shore. and enjoying the beach in cape cod. that's why one reason a lot of folks here jokingly called this the perfect storm. it came in overnight, caused very little damage. hurt nobody. pushed up the swells for the surfers. and left in time for most people, other than the boat owners behind me, to enjoy a beautiful fourth of july weekend. ryan? >> okay, matt. hopefully things are turning around. too much rain in the east. not enough in the west. add in the wind, more and more fires out of control.
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more and more breaking out in california. firefighters struggling to keep on top of them. mike boettcher is in los angeles with more. >> reporter: good morning, ryan. flames destroyed several homes in northern california, but fortunately, nobody was hurt. it's another example of california's dry and dangerous wildfire season. breaking overnight, california ablaze. three more fires break out in northern california. in solano county, just outside san francisco, residents were forced to evacuate. as a deaf stating wildfire consumed eight homes and damaged three more. >> not much of a chance with the wind out here blowing. like i said, we were grabbing water hoses. neighbors were grabbing water hos hoses. fire extinguishers. >> reporter: some families forced to evacuate. the smoke plumes above could be seen from over 50 miles away, with flames reaching up to 200 feet in the air. in roseville, black smoke filled
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the air. residents had barely enough time to escape. >> they were in the house when it was on fire. and someone came up and started banging on the door to get out of the house. >> reporter: while firefighters got the flames under control, it comes at the end of a tense week of fires across the state. as the drought season intensifies. and with a scarce water supply, citizens are feeling the heat. fires are dominating the golden state, destroying more than 6,000 acres state-wide since the beginning of this week. in napa valley, thousands of acres of land burned until the weather helped put the flames out on wednesday, with eight fires active in the state this is just the beginning of a long fire season. because of persistent dry temperatures and extreme drought, it's proving to be a long and dangerous fire season. bianna? >> those firefighters trying to contain the blaze. mike, our thanks to you. so we have arthur hitting the east coast. raging fires out west. let's check in with jason
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nicholas, from our abc station in cleveland, wews. talk us through the big weather stories. >> good morning to you. great to be here on the fourth of july weekend. the good news with arthur is, no longer a hurricane. arthur is pulling out. moving out to sea. cold water here across the north atlantic. so it will weaken rapidly. behind it, terrific weather. from boston down through washington, philly, new york city. temperatures in the upper 70s, lower 80s. cooler, dryer, less humid air as well. the heat going out west. no rain in sight. look at these temperatures. well into the triple digits from redding to palm springs. the heat continues. and again, staying dry. the winds will die down a bit. a little humidity across the central part of the country. we'll take a look at the severe storm threat coming up in just a few. ryan? all right, thank you. and now to the nation's immigration crisis and a hot new battleground in the border war. angry protesters taking to the street again in a small southern california town protesting plans
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to house undocumented immigrants there. abc's jeff zeleny has more on the showdown. jeff? >> reporter: good morning, ryan. those protests are being heard right back here at the white house. as the administration tries to contain this escalating humanitarian crisis. this morning, immigrations at a boiling point. protesters a rallied in california, pushing back against a surge of immigrants illegally crossing the u.s. border. at the same time, president obama presided over an independence day naturalization ceremony in washington. >> america is and always has been a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: immigration reform, once a high priority for both political parties in washington, is now off the table. because of a deep and unmoving partisan divide. >> you have people chanting ignorant slogans back and forth. no one is really listening. there's not a dialogue. and so that's -- that's unfortunate. >> reporter: the president saying he'll act because congress has not. >> the basic idea of welcoming
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immigrants to our shores is central to our way of life. it's in our dna. >> reporter: at the white house, the president honoring famous chef jose andres. as the outstanding american by choice. an award for new american citizens. we talked to him earlier this year about immigration reform. >> the very simple question we need to be asking congress is, why? why are we making something so simple so political? >> reporter: but the immigration debate in the border cities rages on. overnight, another plane with undocumented immigrants landed in san diego. and buses like this one are reported to be taking immigrants to another location to avoid more protests. the white house is asking congress for $2 billion to help speed the deportation of the women and children who have entered the country illegally and to strengthen border security.
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ryan? >> jeff, strong feelings on both sides of the debate. after testifying at a homeland security field meeting this week, texas governor rick perry will be in the hot seat on abc's "this week." promising to be a strong interview. >> texas and california two of the hardest hit states in regards to this issue. it will be a great interview to hear there him. meantime, a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. happy 4th. fifth. >> breaking news. four children were killed overnight in philadelphia. a blaze erupted in the southwest part of the city just before 3:00 this morning. quickly spread to several adjacent homes. in addition to the children killed, 40 people were left homeless. the fire destroyed eight houses. one witness was awakened by the smoke. she quickly grabbed her sleeping children. she and her children were able to escape. officials are up vest fwating the cause of the fire. in brazil, fighting erupts
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on the streets of brasilia as fans gathered to watch the match against colombia on a big screen. a man wearing an argentina team jersey got into a fight. one woman was crushed on the ground. injuring her spiz. spine. the melee happened as brazil won. team brazil's biggest star striker, neymar, suffered a broken vertebrae in the match and will be out for the rest of the world cup. let me give you a reminder. you can watch the quarter final action later on abc and on espn. breaking overnight, a gunman opened fire on a crowded street in indianapolis, wounding seven people, one of them critically. this incident occurred early this morning outside of a shoe repair shop. the police have a person of interest in custody. they're investigating if this was a random incident or a targeted shooting. if you're traveling through europe, expect longer delays. getting on your flight back to the u.s. france says it's stepping up
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screening at its airports for u.s.-bound flights because of concerns that terrorists may be plotting new attacks on planes with explosives that are harder to detect. and, first daughter malia obama got to celebrate her sweet 16th birthday in a big way. she was on hand to see pit bull, one of ryan's favorites, entertain military families on the white house lawn in a huge celebration. the president, her dad, giving a shoutout to his daughter. >> this is always a special day for us because this is malia's birthday. [ cheers and applause ] she's getting her license, but she has to practice a little bit before that happens. >> hillary clinton did have advice for the president and malia. she said former president bill clinton went to camp david to help teach chelsea how to drive. i guess that's the place to learn how to drive. and finally -- >> if your dad is president. >> if your dad is president,
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that is. defending hot dog eating champion joey chestnut, great name, had something else on his mind before friday's annual hot dog-eating competition. marriage. >> these have been the best three years of my life. i can't live without you. you make me better. will you marry me? >> yes! >> she went on to demand a prenup, but -- wait, hey, why not? just kidding, by the way. joey jaws, as he's called, went on to scarf the competition, devouring 61 hot dogs. earning him his eighth consecutive title. i interviewed him once. he said the key to the competition, and this is a little bit disgusting. you don't chew them. you get some water and shove them down as fast as you can. >> because nothing says romance like eating 61 hot dogs. >> puts you in the mood for marriage, i suppose. >> once again, the most least romantic proposal ever.
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>> you would not want it that way? >> i would not want it that way. i thing i had the perfect p proposal. on to this big weekend for cookouts. a huge chicken recall. 1 million pounds produced by foster farms with a best used by date between march 21 and 29 sold in nine western states might have been contaminated with salmonella. let's bring in dr. jennifer ashton. first let's talk about salmonella. remind us what the symptoms are and why it's dangerous. >> this is a bacterial food-borne issue. nausea, vomiting. we see the symptoms about 8 to 72 hours after consuming the food. there are more than 1 million cases of salmonella poisoning in this country every year. most go unreported. but they do kill about 400 people every year. we need to take it seriously. >> when you go to a barbecue. put us in your mind. because she loves a good barbecue.
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put us in your mind. oh, yeah. what do you look at in terms of safety concerns? >> i typically look at it through the medical filter of three issues. and basically, that's choking. burns you can get around a barbecue. and food poisoning. that's the big one. luckily, these things don't happen often. we want to minimize the risk. >> what are some of the safety precautions to take at barbecues? in terms of food poisoning. >> don't try to eat 61 hot dogs like joey chestnut. >> and if you do, don't chew them. >> that's right. today, if you're going out. you're stocking up for the barbecue later. you want to make the grocery store the last stop so the foods don't sit in a hot car. if you're in an area over 90 degrees, one hour maximum before the food needs to be in the refrigerator. and then the big ones. we hear so much about cooking temperature. it bears repeating. hot foods need to stay hot. over 140 degrees after they've been cooked. don't just put them on the picnic table. and keep the cold foods cold.
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and that means, under 40 degrees, so keep them on ice. >> great advice. >> have a good one. >> thank you, jen. >> you bet. now to the missing baby found because a quick-thinking gas station worker noticed the woman minding her was acting strangely and called the cops. bazi kanani is here with the story. good morning, bazi. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. this morning, a 6-month-old baby girl is safe, back at home with her mother. and her kidnapper behind bars. all because a convenience store clerk trusted her gut and called the police. >> how can i help you? >> i have a lady who broke down on the freeway. she's acting really weird. >> reporter: karen atkins was working the cash register in arizona last wednesday when 57-year-old karen ferguson came in with a baby. atkins said ferguson was acting strangely. trying to feed the infant cappuccino and couldn't answer simple questions about the girl's name. that's when she dialed 911.
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>> i just, my gut is wrong. i don't know. no one is missing a baby, right? >> not that i'm aware of. >> reporter: but somebody was missing a baby. 300 miles away. in huntington beach, california. an amber alert issued earlier that day for 6-month-old lelani moseley, last seen with her grandmother, karen ferguson who is bipolar and off her medication. atkins was able to keep ferguson distracted until police arrived. >> it's a mom thing. if it wasn't her baby, it would kill me if i let her walk out that door and know later on that it wasn't hers and i could have done something at that moment. >> reporter: this morning, police are thanking atkins for her quick thinking. and for trusting her intuition. >> had it not been for her and how observant she was, we probably wouldn't be standing here with a successful story right now. >> reporter: ferguson, the
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baby's grandmother, is being held in arizona on $50,000 bail, booked on child endangerment, abuse, and custodial interference. she reportedly took the mother's child while the mother was sleeping. the gas station clerk is, herself, a mother. >> a mother's gut intuition. >> exactly. >> you have a 9-month-old as well. >> yes, and i know that cappuccino is not good. before bed time for baby. >> absolutely. never. >> thank you, bazi. >> thank you. well now, let's head across the pond on this weekend. all eyes on wimbledon where top-seeded novak djokovic will face roger federer tomorrow. >> but the women's finals are set for today, featuring tennis' hottest shooting star looking to claim a title. linzie janis has her story from london. linzie? >> reporter: good morning, ryan and bianna. eugenie bouchard is taking the
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tournament by storm. the canadian being compared for maria sharapova for her style and her good looks. if she wins today, she'll be the youngest women's champ since sharapova won the title ten years ago. she's the new darling of tennis. just one match away from being crowned queen of wimbledon. and the first ever canadian female grand slam champion. 20-year-old tennis sensation eugenie bouchard faces the biggest test of her career in today's women's final showdown. making #geniearmy one of the top in the twittersphere. >> hundreds of people have been tweeting you, asking you to marry them. what do you have to say? >> i mean, there's always a chance to -- that i'll say yes over twitter. so, you know, keep them coming. >> reporter: bouchard is set to take on czech petra kvitova on
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centre court. >> i'm proud of what i accomplished. but the job is not over. >> reporter: despite being the underdog, many are betting she can win it. >> i think she's come a long way in a short period of time. she's great. she has the winner's aura. i picked her before the tournament. so i'm looking pretty good at the moment. >> i'm a genie believer. i gotta tell you. >> reporter: it's not just her game that has people talking. >> she looks really good. a real fighter. >> reporter: not afraid to flaunt her movie star looks. >> very attractive. ye. >> reporter: she loves a good old selfie, whether it's with bestie jim parsons or the pope. when asked who she wanted to most meet from wimbledon's royal box? >> i'm going to have to go with princess eugenie. because i was named after her. >> reporter: she may have to settle for the likes of the duke and duchess of cambridge. or jude law and bradley cooper. adding a touch of hollywood
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glamour to the sidelines. we're told her sister, beatrice, her twin sister, and her younger sister, charlotte, have flown in. for the match today. and just in the last few moments, we have learned bouchard will get her wish. princess eugenie of york will be in the box, along with actress keira knightley. i think you should come over, too. >> send me a ticket. i'll be there in a heartbeat. i hear that prince harry is single. he's a royal. we could set up a love match, not just a tennis match. and you can catch the finals at wimbledon today on espn and the men's finals there tomorrow. meantime, let's go back to meteorologist jason nicholas for the national forecast. hey, jason. >> good morning. a crazy weather week. severe weather, of course, hurricane arthur. the good news is, we're now drying things out and calming things down for the holiday weekend. arthur pulls out. a lot of rain. some areas of maine, 3 to 5 inches of rain.
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that could cause flooding. winds 30, 40 miles per hour. so below hurricane force. but certain lly tropical storm force. heat building across the middle part of the country. bismarck, 97. we could have near triple-digit heat near the canadian border. our severe storm threat pretty small today. only this area here. northern north dakota, northern minnesota, that's about it for the severe weather. a very small zone, more indicative of a summer-like pattern ahead. that's a check of your >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. it's a gorgeous morning around the delaware valley. we're seeing lots of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. as a matter of fact there are some locations in the 50s, everybody warmings up intoment low 80s this afternoon with low humidity levels and bright blue and sunshine. 87 tomorrow. hazy, hot and humid next week.
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could see the second heat wave of the year. it begins monday >> and that's a check of your weather. bianna? ryan? >> jason, thank you. and coming up on "gma," the slide that went for a ride. a bouncy house blown 300 feet into the air. how did it get loose? and who got hurt? plus, twitter trouble. the growing problem of hollywood stars having their accounts taken over by hackers. how can you keep yours safe? and we're flagging this very patriotic video going viral for the fourth of july weekend up ahead in "pop news."
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>> 4 young children were killed in the fire in southwest philadelphia overnight. the inferno on the 6500 block of gestner also hurt four people. 8 homes were lost. investigators are searching for the cause.
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we'll have a live report on "action news" at 9:00 a.m. a high surf advisory remains in effect at the jersey shore. chris sowers has more with accuweather. >> reporter: we'll seer a lot of sunshine -- seer seeing a lot of sunshine and low humidity levels, rip currents on the beach. sunny and 83 today, more sun and 87 for sunday. >> that's it for "action news," we'll send you back to "good morning america."
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plan to stay for life. ♪ baby you're a firework ♪ come on let your colors burst ♪ ♪ make 'em go ah, ah, ah, you're gonna leave them all behind ♪ what a night of rockets' red glare. the nation celebrating its birthday in grand style. fantastic fireworks displays. there's my hometown. lighting up the sky in a star-spangled bonanza of color. i used to love going to watch the fireworks in houston. 238 years young america turned. happy birthday, america. dan is out celebrating america's birthday on vacation. and we're thrilled to have ryan smith celebrating the holiday weekend with us here at "gma." >> did you see the ones in new york? beautiful, just beautiful. it's saturday, july 5th. coming up this half hour, hack attack. celebrities like lea michele
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finding their accounts have been invaded and the crazy rumors they're forced to deny. but first, the inflatable slide with a trip just out "the wizard of oz." >> it went airborne. michelle franzen is here with more. >> reporter: quite a sight. kids were just lining up to get on the slide. workers operating the ride said they were wrapping up their final safety checks when winds whipped in and sent this massive slide up into the air. another inflatable mishap. this time, a dust devil in nevada causing panic at an independence day celebration. >> i was thinking, oh, my god, i hope there are no children in there. >> reporter: wind gusts so powerful, some are calling it a minitornado that launched this inflatable slide some 300 feet above the trees. knocking over lamp posts and everything else in the path. >> shot it toward a tree where
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my son was sitting. flipped it up into the air. it went higher than a lot of the buildings and just landed way over there. >> reporter: at least two people were taking to a local hospital and treated for injuries sustained from flying debris. including one woman who required stitches on her head. this is hot the first time we have seen bounce house celebrations marred by dangerous wind-driven accidents. this is the third reported occurrence in as many months. in june, two colorado children were caught inside a bouncy house when it broke away. turning sheer fun into panic. >> i was going down the slide. the bouncy house picked up. i landed. and then i went back up. and then i started screaming. >> i, um, had a strained back. a sprained ankle. hit my head and some stomach pains. >> reporter: in may, two children were injured in new york. when another bounce house went airborne. back in 2011, this bounce house accident on long island sent 13 people to the hospital.
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jolted by the violent ride. now luckily, no one was on the ride at the time. given the crowds gathering and waiting, officials say this holiday mishap could have been far worse. >> it's like the second or third time you have brought us one of these stories. it's a problem. >> it is a problem. it's increasing, according to some of these statistics out there. >> they didn't see the wind coming. michelle, thank you. >> thank you so much. now an update of the morning's top stories. >> hi, brian. ryan. i'm calling you brian. that's happened before, right in ryan, ryan. and you are? bianna? >> last time i checked. we begin with the huge cleanup as hurricane arthur makes his exit. overnight, downgraded to a tropical storm. as it moved up the east coast, waves battering new york, new jersey, and into new england. power is is still out for thousands in north carolina. and in california, eight fires are burning in the northern part of that state.
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residents in solano county are forced to evacuate by the fires in those areas. they came quickly roaring in. and a freight train carrying airplane parts derailed in montana, sending the fuselages of several 737s down an embankment. the train was headed to the boeing plant in washington state. and finally. florida beachgoers got a fourth of july surprise. a baby dolphin washed ashore. it was struggling in the shallow water. when the wild life officials arrived. they were able to get it out of the water. the dolphin is now being cared for by the clearwater marine aquarium. hope to be released in the wild soon. happy ending. >> i like that. >> bianna. >> not breanna. bianna. >> ryan. and you are? >> i'm sorry? >> there's nothing on the prompter right now. i don't know what to say to this.
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well, let's get to what is in the prompter right now. that's time for a check of the weather. we turn to our meteorologist, we know his name, jason nicholas. of our abc cleveland station, wews. jason? helps out here. beautiful weather in the wake of what happened with arthur. now a tropical storm. boston, yesterday, an inch and a half to two inches of rain. great weather though now. the clouds are moving out. harbor fest in boston all weekend long. terrific weather there. arthur is moving out to sea. the cold waters of in the north atlantic. meanwhile, great weather in its wake. still rain showers there for portions of maine. we talked about that earlier. severe weather, mostly across the northern plains. thunderstorms across the south. we're talking the gulf coast. also through florida. comfortable heat. temperatures in the 80s and lower 90s. lower temperatures for kentucky
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and tennessee. the monsoon is back up and running against in the desert southwest. expect afternoon >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. looks like a fantastic weekend for the delaware valley, 83 this afternoon, 87 tomorrow, heat wave number two begins on >> okay, that weather report brought to you by bush's baked beans. ryan, bianna? did i get it right? >> you got it. >> you got it. >> someone did it. >> yea. coming up on "good morning america," who is hacking celebrity twitter accounts? the big names forced to denounce outrageous stories. and how you can protect your own. the cat determined to master the hammock. can he do it? find out up ahead in "pop news." news." i think i'm getting the hang of it. [ jay ] okay, now pick up the specially cured bacon! hit it with the brown sugar!
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well, outrageous stories and x-rated pictures. celebrities finding themselves victims of hackers targeting their twitter accounts. >> it's not just high-profile names becoming victims. there are ways you can protect
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us. sara haines is here with more. >> thank you for giving my full name. just in case. the ability to reach thousands of people at the click of a finger is the magic of social media. what happens when someone else, like a hacker, gets ahold of your account. hollywood hacked. a slew of stars seeing their twitter accounts taken over. some shutting them down. for two stars, used to being bullied on fox's "glee." lea michele and chris colfer are the latest feeling the social media violation. colfer's hackers hanging him out to dry. saying the actor was fired from his lead role on "glee." and his costar's infiltrators dropping a bomb shell, reveals she was pregnant with baby boy. >> at least you don't have to worry about me getting someone pregnant. >> the hacker can say whatever he wants. if you have a lot of followers, that can take a big hit to your reputation. >> reporter: the duo later
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realized the hijacking and cleared the air. michele tweeting out, i was hacked. guess chris colfer and i should have known better than to make our passwords the names of our cats. it wasn't so clean for wilmer valderrama. >> that's horrible. >> reporter: he deleted his account after tweeting a hacker was responsible for releasing racy photos of his girlfriend, demi lovato. experts say it's a reminder to protect yourself on the internet, and act quickly if someone takes control of your 140 characters. >> if you see a mysterious link that you don't recognize, don't click on it. common sense is the best way the avoid being a victim. >> another tip is change your passwords often. and as lea michele said, don't use combinations like your cat's name. or your birthday. or 1234. make it tough. work for it. >> as long as you remember it as well. >> you have to write it down somewhere. >> great tips, thanks. coming up on "gma," your first look at jessica alba back
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time now for "pop news" and sara haines. >> let's get popping. fans of "sin city" are kicking off the days until the sequel hits the screen. "a dame to kill for" includes jessica alba undergoing a big transformation. not the hair. >> maybe i'll go crazy. crazy is sounding pretty good right now. >> i love crazy. >> that's mickey rourke. >> that's mickey rourke? >> that was mickey rourke in that scene. how spooky is that. i have always wanted to do that with my hair. you can't bring it back. >> just do it. do it today. come in tomorrow. see what happens. >> are you ready for this? >> sara, take my word for it. don't do it. >> don't miss it.
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from the looks of that, it looks like it's bold and provocative. the women of harvard's rugby team wearing a strong message. they were asked to write what they love and appreciate about each player on their body. creating a vushl discussion about beauty, strength, and appreciation. they say rugby is about putting your body on the line for teammates. they wanted to show love, trust, and support for each other. this is an amazing example of positive body image. how cool is that? >> very cool. >> some labeled their body parts like strong quad. as athletes, you question whether you look feminine. and you're feeling -- what a cool exercise. >> a strong message for so many young girls out there. >> ye. and ron. now for the guy who turn his patriotism into a great road trip. his independence day road trip going viral. ♪ we got some smiles in there. >> yeah, one or two. >> one or two. he doesn't look thrilled in every scene.
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howard lee put together this video showing him waving the american flag in all 50 states. that is dedication. the 700-day journey boiled down to 83 seconds but memories to last a lifetime. in some of them, he looks like this is my job. this is what i have to do. look at my flag. >> did he take the trip just to make this video? >> yes. he did it once he saw a flag and thought, this flag never leaves here. he had a lonely flag moment. and decided to take this trick on the road. >> the fourth is special for a lot of people. including my family. we became u.s. citizens on this day 34 years ago? >> did you plan that? >> plan what? >> the fourth of july. >> no, no, my dad got a parking ticket. the guy when he saw we had our citizenship papers next to him excused it. >> welcome to america. >> oh, i love that. >> i work here. and the cat we have all been waiting for. sorry dan is going to miss this. there is one kitty determined to do his chilling out in a hammock. as you can imagine, it started out catastrophic. there's a learning curve. when you're dealing with this
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tricky contraption. i learned this myself. plenty of fails along the way. but timo wasn't taking his mission lying down just yet. four months later. four months later, he finally got the hang of it. it was well worth it. look at this. he's starting to get comfortable. eventually here. a little wobbly. >> there you go. >> aw. >> and a little teddy bear that joins. i mean, a cat in a hammock is about as cute as it gets. >> it is. i didn't know they made hammocks just for cats. >> now you do. >> they don't. >> keep up with ryan smith. >> the things you learn here on weekend "gma." >> so much. >> we'll be right back. >> see, they have them for dogs. >> oh, really? wow. that's nice. that's nice. produces up here gy bp creates something else as well: jobs all over america. engineering and innovation jobs. advanced safety systems & technology. shipping and manufacturing. across the united states, bp supports more than a quarter million jobs.
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thank you for watching abc news. we're always online at "good morning america".com on yahoo!. watch "world news" with david muir later this evening. stop making me laugh. i'm trying to be serious. >> i'm eva pilgrim, coming up next on "action news" saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., developing overnight a fast-moving fire has killed four children in southwest philadelphia. we'll hear from a family friend of the victims in a live report. independence day festivities continue today after rain postponed many events. plus a consumer warning regarding double strollers. those stories, plus the "shelter
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me rescue of the week," and the the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast next on "action
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>> good morning, it is saturday, july 5, i'm eva pilgrim. here's what we're following for you right now on "action news." a fire tore through several row homes overnight kill four children. we'll have a live report. two teens are recovering from a gunshot wounds after gunfire broke out this weekend. planned and postponed 4th of july festivities continue today. those stories in a moment, but first the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we are winning this weekend. >> reporter: we are, we should not have any weather worries out there today, no complaints. let's get you outside and show you around the delaware valley. we're waking up to sunshine and comfortable temperatures and low
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humidity levels. the only issue for the jersey shore, we're still running the risk of rip currents. other than that it looks like a perfect beach day with temperatures getting close to 80 degrees even right there on the sand. speaking of temperatures let's flip it over to the numbers and show you what's going on. 71 in philadelphia. 71 in wilmington and millville. trenton, 68. allentown, 67 reading 69 and the poconos 61. satellite and radar, there's your saturday afternoon you'll see sunshine out there always high pressure rolls in from the west. eastern great lake states it will continue to push east over the next couple of days today and tomorrow, look really, really nice. that's the call from accuweather a, pleasant, breezy, 83 may feel cooler from time to time. considering we're moving into the middle of july we'll take those numbers. the only issue if you're heading to the jersey shore we have the high surf advisory in